Growing Boys (Gladys)

1944-02-23 (GRY), p. 1Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind.
2-23-44

Dear Daddy –

Yours of Feb. 10 & 11 came today. It is a nice sunny day since the fog has cleared. I want to take David out if he will go to sleep and get a nap first. For some reason he didn’t go right to sleep when I put him down after lunch. He is learning more about climbing every day. This morning he climbed up on a kitchen chair and played with the radio on the kitchen table. He climbs up on the couch when he takes a notion and sometimes tumbles off, but that doesn’t discourage him – he goes right back. Dot Salter Hoffman sent me two rolls of film today so will get a picture of David – today being his 17th month. It seems to me the time flies by faster than ever. When I think of David begin 17 months old it somehow doesn’t seem possible yet he has made good use of all these months the way he develops. Of course we think he is advanced and “super” but we would be that way with him. I think he knows how he rates – Just looked in to see if he was covered – he finally went to sleep.

Not having been around where news floats around I don’t know much about current events of Kentland. This being Wed., no weekly newspaper to gather items from.

February 23, 1944, p. 2

February 23, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] You may wonder about Dot sending me film, but she works for Easley and when film comes in she is supposed to send me a roll or two. This is the second time she has sent. I was out and couldn’t get any here so her package was more than welcome. – – I stopped and took a little nap too. Now we are both up and I have a film in the camera and am going to take David out in a few minutes for a snap. He has been a little touchy since he woke up. Maybe he slept too long. I am not going to use the whole roll today – since Sat. is Mark’s birthday will want to take pictures then.

John went to town yesterday and got a new suit. He is growing so fast has just about grown out of the one he has now. His arms are so long and hip legs too. I let the cuffs out on the pants as much as I could and they are still short. He is almost my height (5-2 ½ ) lacking about an inch. If he keeps growing like this at only 13 ½ he will be tall – up in the 6 ft. class. Of course he may quit after this “growing spell” is over but he has a good start. I always thought Mark would be tall but not John. He is developing too – takes a 13 ½ shirt. Not far from his Dad’s size.

I have put David out in the buggy so must go see about him.
Love Mother

YEG1944-02-23 - David, 17 months

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One thought on “Growing Boys (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “He climbs up on the couch when he takes a notion and sometimes tumbles off, but that doesn’t discourage him – he goes right back.” 🙂

    “When I think of David begin 17 months old” should read “being 17 months old”

    “Not having been around where news floats around I don’t know much about current events of Kentland.” She had her hands full at home!

    “and hip legs too.” Should read “his legs”

    “If he keeps growing like this at only 13 ½ he will be tall – up in the 6 ft. class.” Well, that didn’t happen. He was yet to go through polio.

    What a great photo of little me! 🙂

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